Superb 17th Century Box Seat Lancashire Armchair.

An outstanding and rare Lancashire Oak Box Seat Armchair.
This generous and bold chair has a shaped, carved and pierced cresting rail. This rail having incised initials T W M. which sits between the back legs finished with a pyramid finial. A large back panel, carved with a central carnation, with smaller flowerheads and scrolling leaves. The single plank lift up seat with original hinges. Well shaped arms on gun barrel turned supports.
Excellent colour and surface and lovely dry wainscot oak behind.
This armchair comes with a sales receipt from 1950 which states it was previously on show in Wordsworth’s birthplace Cockermouth.
For similar examples see Victor Chinnery “Oak Furniture The British tradition” Page 438
A good and rare example of a north country chair, with an excellent rich, dark patina.
Cheshire/Lancashire, circa 1680.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 17th Century.

Height = 111 cm (43.7″)
Width = 61 cm (24.0″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)

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